[Spridgets] Sticky bearing

Michael Rowe mdrowe at optonline.net
Wed Sep 22 11:02:21 MDT 2010

What is the meaning of a well-oiled bearing that always sticks at rest, but once moving turns freely?

I have just taken out two differentials.  Both were turning freely when I took them out; I flushed with kerosene, then degreaser; and re-oiled with engine oil.  Both seized completely when dry before re-oiling.  One freed up completely when oiled, and the other remains sticky at rest.

Michael Rowe
'74 Bugeyed Midget

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